AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans
Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The injury results when a small piece of bone breaks away from the femur due to inadequate blood supply, and loosens surrounding cartilage in the knee joint. The reason why blood supply decreases is unknown, but physicians believe some cases happen because of repetitive stress or motion with the bone.
Brain needs to be retrained after ACL injury
Source: Science Daily
Regaining full function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is more than just physical — it requires retraining the brain, say researchers.
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